Brachioplasty, also referred to as arm lift surgery, is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper arm. Due to the potential of an incision scar along the upper inner arm as a result of the procedure, patients with mild excess skin are asked to evaluate different non-surgical options. For some, the scar resulting from brachioplasty may be the only option to achieve the look they desire.
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About the Procedure The objective is to tighten and enhance the appearance of the upper arm. An incision is made during the surgery on the inner arm from the elbow to the armpit. Fat may be removed via liposuction and any loose skin is also removed to improve the youthfulness and attractiveness of the arm. If tightening is needed, Dr. Griner will use the appropriate technique to give you, your best results. This surgery requires general anesthesia.
What to Expect Before the Surgery Prior to the surgery, Elevation Plastic Surgery will provide you with pre-operative instructions to familiarize yourself with including the activities, medications, and food to avoid prior to the operation. A responsible adult should accompany you to the surgery and provide care for the first-night post operation.
Day of Surgery On the day of surgery, you'll meet with both Dr. Griner and the anesthesiologist prior to surgery to answer any last questions. The operation usually length is typically two hours, though it can vary by patient, followed by an hour to an hour and a half in the recovery room prior to being discharged.
Recovery Swelling and tightness are typical side effects following the operation. Dr. Griner will prescribe medication to help manage any pain. Normal activity should be avoided for the two to three weeks post surgery. A detailed plan will be given to you following your operation to provide the quickest and safest recovery.
What is a brachioplasty? Brachioplasty is an arm lift to remove excess skin and fat, usually after extensive weight loss or as a result of the aging process.
Is there any scarring with a brachioplasty? Scars are to be expected from all body contouring procedures. There will be a thin, straight scar from your elbow to armpit. Dr. Griner can discuss scar revision and reduction if this concerns you.
What is done in an arm lift surgery? Excess skin tissue is removed via a direct excision or a combination of direct excision and liposuction.
How long does recovery take? Swelling and tightness are typical side effects following the operation. Dr. Griner will prescribe medication to help manage any pain. Normal activity should be avoided for the two to three weeks post surgery. A detailed plan will be given to you following your operation to provide the quickest and safest recovery.